Nazra: Facing Mirrors
Eyes Wide Open Cinema presents the final screening in a season of films exploring queer representation in Arab cinema.
Wednesday 5 December. Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.
Doors 7.00pm. Start 7.30pm.
Director: Negar Azarbayjani | Iran | 2011 | 98 minutes
In Farsi (Persian) with English subtitles.
Set in contemporary Iran, Facing Mirrors tells the story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops between a cisgender female cab driver and her passenger, a transgender man desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country to escape a forced marriage. While the cab drivers initial instinct is to help, she is caught off guard upon discovering that her passenger is trans. What emerges is a connection between the two that challenges both social norms and religious beliefs, reflecting the paradoxes of modern-day Iran in which gender reassignment surgery is legal and prevalent, but social acceptance is not widespread.
+ LEGACY OF THE IMAM (SHORT)
Director: Kouross Esmaeli | Iran and USA | 2006 | 14 minutes
Maryam Khatoonpour Molkara made strides for the Iranian trans community in 2004 when she successfully obtained a fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini to allow legal gender reassignment surgery in the country. Iranian-American filmmaker Kouross Esmaeli is invited to Molkaras Iran Transsexual Support Society to hear the voices of Iranian trans people.
+ Skype Q&A with Saman Arastoo
We have a limited amount of tickets available for free for those who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve these.
This event has been made possible by BFI's Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.
Fabrica Gallery (View)
40 Duke Street
Brighton BN1 1AG
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|